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Trailhead Steakhouse

7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
+1 865-448-0166
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (415 reviews)
“trout” (208 reviews)
“garlic fries” (37 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
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Reviewed today

Dinner was similar to any chain restaurant. My wife had the Ribeye, which was cooked to her liking. She said the flavor & tenderness was "ok". I just had a burger which had decent flavor. The service was above average, but not excellent

Thank dmba10u
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant was busy, there aren't too many places opened in the evening, so we had to wait. It was made easier by the couple we talked to until their name was called. The service was okay but she didn't seem all that glad to...More

Thank Woody & Kathy L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The salad bar was disappointing, needs way more items. The shrimp was good but the trout wasnt. We probably wouldnt go back.

Thank BearCoveVillage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restraunt in Townsend that we've visited. The steak is the best we've had at any restraunt including Texas Roadhouse. The shrimp is big and good flavors. You can add salad bar as a side upgrade for a little extra. The interior...More

Thank MarieWTN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant based on the trip advisor rating, which turned out to be accurate. Wife and I had steaks which turned out to be good cuts of meat and good flavor. Service was excellent even though it was very busy for a Wednesday. Would...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner here with my dad while visiting the area. First, our service was outstanding. Both the server and the chef were super attentive. I thought my steak was slightly undercooked (I think that was my fault) so the server returned it to the...More

Thank Terri M
Reviewed 1 week ago

So we weren't sure what to expect from this small steakhouse, but were pleasantly surprised. Although there was a wait at 5pm, we were not disappointed. We ordered the 10 oz. ribeye (largest 10 oz. we have ever seen!) and it was cooked to perfection!...More

Thank dbw122984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The filet was great and cooked exactly to order and prices were very reasonable. The place is not large and was very busy during the motorcycle rally 5/28-6/2 so we made reservations. I would definitely go again.

Thank Ballwm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had great food and a wonderful experience. I would recommend anyone in the area on Vacation or visiting to stop in and enjoy this experience.

Thank ebrepairman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the nearby Tuckaleechee Caverns, we looked for a place to eat on our way to Cades Cove. We decided to stop at Trailhead Steakhouse. It was in between the lunch and dinner hours so there was no wait. The hostess and servers all...More

Thank GuyNJ
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2017|
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Response from gypsyiam | Reviewed this property |
They have entertainment quite a bit. I live in the area and have been there frequently when they had music. Might check their website to see if they share who they have playing and when.
Marcia N
17 June 2016|
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Response from Margaret M |
Reservations are always recommended. 5:00 may not be too busy but at times (and it's hard to say when during season) the wait can and has got up to 2 hours.
Pat W
9 April 2016|
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Response from Julie S | Reviewed this property |
Yes we sure do just call one or two days ahead so they will be ready for
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7839 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4032
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Townsend
  • Phone Number: +1 865-448-0166
At Trailhead we focus more on the quality and perfection of our food and service than anything else. Our prices are the same or cheaper than all of our local competitors. Only difference is we try to offer more of a fine dining restaurant experience such as decorating our plates and the table cloths and candle light adds a very lovely touch. For the same price we pamper you with our generous hospitality. Come give us a shot, your Trailhead Steak & Trout House. Steven Haley (General Manager) has had excessive feedback from folks wondering why there was not a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE in other areas, so keep an eye out for a TRAILHEAD STEAKHOUSE coming to a town near YOU!
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